Straight into the Good Hearts

Edo Mungan

Nowadays, by development of digital globalization era, many people, especially the elders and the young in Sejiram, have begun forgetting their authentic tradition and culture such as oral literature as traditional works and others. As an example, many parents have not loved to narrate bedtime stories such as folktales or fables to their children anymore because their children have been more attracted to play with their new gadgets. Both the elders and the young are inclined to be more interested to compare their culture to another culture rather than maintaining or developing their own tradition and culture. Because of that, when there is a traditional event either in or outside Sejiram, people who organize the event have to look for or borrow traditional clothes and musical instruments from another village.

That is the reason why the locals do not know the origin and features of their traditional clothes, musical instruments, traditional stories or another tradition when another people or foreigners come to the village and asks about their original tradition and culture. That is definitely a serious dilemma even though there are still some people care and know about it. Therefore, it is fully expected and required that the locals, especially for the elders and the young, have to be conscious to maintain the original tradition and culture intensely. Hopefully.

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